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Extending Shelf Life of Fresh Produce by Utilizing a Novel Ethylene Antagonist

Goren Raphael, HUJI, Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences, Plant Sciences and Genetics
Huberman Moshe, HUJI, Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences, Plant Sciences and Genetics

New, water-soluble cyclopropene extends storage and shelf life of agricultural products

Categories

Agriculture, post-harvest

Development Stage

Presently applicable for cut flowers and certain fruits and vegetables

Highlights

  • Extends harvest season of crops, herbs and leafy vegetables
  • Delays abscission and senescence, prolonging the vase-life of cut flowers, and the shelf life of other vegetable tissues
  • Can be sprayed in the field, plantation, or green house, or dip-loaded into cut flowers
  • Effective as both pre- and post-harvest treatment

Our Innovation

  • Provides a stable, water-soluble cyclopropene derivative
  • Eeffective inhibitor of ethylene-induced adverse responses in agricultural crops
  • Delays peel color change in fruits and vegetables: Banana peel de-greening at least by 12 days, color change of ‘Hass’ avocado fruit by at least five days
  • Prolongs vase-life of carnation and petunia cut flowers by at least 14 days, as well as delays abscission of citrus leaf explants by at least seven days

The Opportunity

  • Novel water soluble cyclopropene derivative, which is a potent inhibitor of ethylene action
  • Addresses agricultural market’s need to extend storage and shelf life as well as shipping time of fresh produce

Development Milestones

  • Conduct further research to facilitate better peel penetration of the inhibitor into certain fruits, like avocados and bananas.

Additional Information

Sisler, E. C. (2006) The discovery and development of compounds counteracting ethylene at the receptor level. Biotechnology Advances: 24:357-367.  

 

Patent Status

Granted US 9,363,996

Contact for more information:

Amichai Baron
VP, Head of Business Development, Agritech & Envir
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